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PBC News & Comment: My Opinion Counts! PBC Gets Polled by Pew

New polls show demagoguery works for Trump, and that majority of millenials want to send somebody else to fight Daesh…–your humble host sat through a lengthy list of questions in Pew research poll, found many of the questions biased toward “get tough on Islam” viewpoint

–new NPR poll says 60% of millenials support boots on the ground, but 83% don’t want to wear those boots; 18-29-year olds support Sanders over Clinton

–new CBS/Times poll shows Trump dominates GOP race, but a third of Republicans say they are “concerned or scared” by Trump

–in important analytical report in Wednesday’s NY Times, Rukmini Calllimachi shows how America’s bellicose and bigoted are jumping into trap set by IS

–the exaggerated threat of IS and its “affiliates” is exploited by the Pentagon in plans to add more bases in Africa, Asia, Mideast

–in Syria, non-Daesh rebels exit Homs, giving key victory to Assad after years of fighting

–new report from Amnesty International says US and 24 nations provided the weapons that IS is using

–NPR’s new Serial podcast explores the case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl—was he a traitor or a whistleblower?

–Uber suffers legal setback as court expands the scope of class-action suit brought by drivers

–in our latest in-depth interview, author Steven Hill details the dark side of Uber, and in this excerpt talks about how it is splintering Democrats

–PBC agrees with Sen. Ted Cruz about one thing: bulk collection of phone records isn’t constitutional or useful

–in California, prisons employee lambastes Muslims in public park, as ignorant vigilantes vandalize Sikh temple in Orange County

–as Paris climate conference finalizes agreement, report shows that carbon emissions are declining for first time in 15 years